December 5, 2018




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                    A Days - Monday and Wednesday
                    B Days - Tuesday and Thursday
                    Fridays - All Classes (shortened periods)    


December 7-9, 2018
Supervision - Team 5    
Administrator - Nancy Gerard        
Friday Schedule - All Classes (shortened periods)
  7:30 PM                Vespers - Jason Foster

Sunset - 5:29 PM

  8:30-9:00 AM        Breakfast   
 10:00 AM              Sabbath School - Engage Ministries (SAU) 
 11:10 AM              Church - Engage Ministries  
  After Church         Lunch   
                             SOS - Visiting Gordon Health and Rehab.
   5:30-6:00 PM       Supper                     
  6:00 PM               Eventide  
  6:30-7:45 PM        Girls' Town Trip 
  8:00-10:00 PM      SA Movie (pjs and sweaters)                 
  7:00-7:30 AM         Breakfast
10:00-11:30 AM       Guys' Town Trip  
11:30 AM -12:30 PM Lunch  
  2:30 PM                Banquet Escorting Begins 
  5:30PM                 Banquet Dinner 

                                                                      THIS WEEK  

  Wednesday, Dec. 5               Recruitment/Outreach Team to Faulkner Springs - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  Wednesday, Dec. 5               Lady Jags Practice, 6:00 PM
  Thursday, Dec. 6                   Dress Approval - All Day - MUST DO BEFORE DAY OF BANQUET
  Thursday, Dec. 6                   Jags/Lady Jags Practice, 6:00 PM
  Sunday, Dec. 9                     SA Christmas Banquet Escorting, 2:30 PM
  Monday, Dec. 10                   Jags/Lady Jags Practice, 6:00 PM
  Monday, Dec. 10                   Camerata to Gordon Hospital, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  Tuesday, Dec. 11                   Jags Practice, 6:00 PM
  Wednesday, Dec. 12             Lady Jags Practice, 6:00 PM
December Home Leave - Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019   
Reservations are due by noon, Thursday, December 13   
Make reservation and pay online a t
  • Quick links: Parents (top, left-hand corner of website)
  • Home Leave Transportation
No refunds or credit for transportation reservations that are not used. We schedule vehicles based on the number of reservations, which means we use larger vehicles to accommodate more students.
Late fee is 50% of trip fee and will be charged to your GCA account if the reservation and/or payment is submitted past the published due date. We cannot guarantee there will be room to accommodate late reservations.
Questions? Contact Susan Jenkins at

The following students are Student of the Month.  Congratulations!!!

From the Principal FromthePrincipal

The Christmas season at GCA is being celebrated during these days before the end of the semester and the end of the calendar year. This weekend our Student Association Christmas Banquet will involve students on-campus at a holiday movie Saturday evening, and off-campus for our banquet. All banquet dresses must be approved by our ladies' deans on Thursday, December 6. There will not be any banquet dress approval on Sunday, December 9. Young ladies can go to the dorm any time during the day or evening on December 6, but this will be the only day for dress approval.

Drama Vespers/Festival of Carols/Band Concert - If you can possibly be on campus during the weekend of December 14 and 15, you will want to be part of Friday evening Vespers featuring Testify, our drama class and team. On Sabbath our worship service will be our annual Festival of Carols, featuring our vocal music students. Saturday evening our instrumental music students will present our annual Christmas concert. This will be a weekend full of demonstrations of talent from GCA students.

Sunday Class December 16 - Classes will meet on Sunday, December 16. This is a required school day, and will be an important time for review as students get ready for semester final exams Tuesday through Thursday.

Semester Final Exams - All students will take final exams in their classes on December 18 to 20, 2018. These examinations are usually comprehensive over the material studied during the semester. We urge that students attend all exams on time during exam week. If special family events or emergencies make it necessary for students to be gone during exams, approval to take exams will come through Administrative Council approval. Pre-arranged absences must be approved by Administrative Council no later than Monday, December 10. All make-up exams will be taken during the first days following the Christmas break. No exams will be given before the home leave break.

Exam Permits - Students will need an exam permit to take semester tests on December 18 to 20. Exam permits are distributed by the GCA business office. All financial accounts must be current before an exam permit is issued. If this is going to be a challenge, parents should contact either Deborah Theus or Susan Jenkins in our business office. Please do not wait until exam week to make financial arrangements.

Lands' End Sale - Our uniform provider runs frequent sales. Right now, their sale is 50% off one retail item. Remember to go to the school section and make purchases from the GCA approved list, including the embroidery of the GCA logo. Starting January 7 all parts of student uniforms must be from Lands' End or American Imaging and Design, and must have the GCA logo. As also stated in our bulletin and the additional information distributed at the beginning of the year, uniforms must be in good repair, without fading, rips or stains. Items must fit according to our standards for modesty. Parents - including a new pair of uniform slacks among the gifts your son or daughter receives is really their Christmas dream. Really. I wish I could be there to see the look of joy on their face when they open the package with a new pair of uniform slacks. As they say, "priceless."


14             Drama Vespers                                                 
15             11 Festival of Carols - Camerata and Chorale Program, 11:05 AM                                   
15             Camerata Concert, 4 PM                                                               
15             Instrumental Christmas Concert, 7 PM                                                    
16             Sunday Classes                                                  
17             Choral Christmas Fundraiser                                                       
18-20        Semester Exams                                                               
20             Home Leave begins at noon                                                        
20-6          Home Leave                                                       
6               Home Leave Ends at 9 PM
10             GCA Scholars Event                                         
12-13        Camerata Trip                                                    
16-20        SU Prayer Conference                                                    
17             GCA Board Meeting                        
18-19        MLK BB Tournament                      
21             MLK Day                                                              
25-26        Music Festival (Band/Strings) At CA                          
27             Sunday Classes--Career Day                                                         
30             Home Leave begins at noon                                                        
30-3          Home Leave       
30-3          Andrews BB Tournament                                              
6               Midterm                                                              
7-9            Magnify
8               GCA Scholars Event                                                        
9-10          GCA Acrofest                                     
11-16        Student Week of Prayer                                                
12             Valentine's Choral Music Fundraiser                        
16             Basketball Mania
17             GCA Scholars Even
20-23       SAU Band & Strings Festival                              
23             Camerata and Chorale Trip                                                           
24             Sunday Classes                                                  
24             Winter Voice/Piano Recital                                                          
27            Home Leave begins at noon                                                        
27-10        Home Leave/MissionTrip/EuropeTrip                    
10            Home Leave/Mission Trip/Europe Trip ends at 9 PM
10            Daylight Savings Time begins      
15            End 3rd Quarter                                                               
15            Mission Trip Vespers                                                      
16            GCC Youth Festival                                                          
16            Music Groups Perform                                                  
22-23       Academy Days   
23            All Music Groups at GCA
24            GCA Scholars Event                         
27-30       Spiritual Emphasis Weekend       
30            SA Talent Show                                 
31            Soccer Mania                                                     
1-2           ACT Test Prep    
5-7           Alumni Weekend                                             
7-10         Accreditation Site Visit                                   
10            Camarata Trip                    
11            GCA Board Meeting                                        
12            Drama Vespers                                                 
12            GCA Band to perform at Coble, 8 AM                                                     
13            Gymnastics Home Show                                                
14            PreACT Testing for Freshmen & Sophomores                                                       
14            ACT Testing for Juniors                                                  
14            Spring Voice/Piano Recital                                                            
16            Midterm                                                              
17-21       Home Leave begins at noon                                        
17-22       Camarata Tour                                  
21            Home Leave ends at 9 PM                            
27            Camerata/Chorale Program, 11:05 AM                                                   
27            Camerata Program, 4 PM                                                              
27            Evening Instrumental Concert                                                    
28            Girls' Dorm Outing                                                           
28            Guys' Dorm Outing                                                          
29-6         New England Trip             
29-6        New England Trip                                             
5             SAT                                        
8             Literature Testing                                             
9             Camerata Workshop                                       
10           Flower Vespers                                                 
11           Outdoor Sabbath
12           GCA Scholars Event                                                         
12           SA Slide Show                                                    
14           AP Calculus Testing                                                         
15           Choral Music Spring Fundraiser                                                  
16-22      Senior Class Trip                
18           Class Elections                                   
19           Sunday Classes                  
20-22      Semester Exams                               
22           Fresh. & Soph. Depart GCA at noon          
23           Junior-Senior Banquet                                                   
24           Consecration, 8 PM                                                         
25           Baccalaureate, 11:05 AM                                                              
25           Parent Tribute, 4 PM                                                      
25           Commencement, 8 PM 

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Great & Wonderful
If You will Remember
The Gifts God Has Given You
And, As Best You Can, Offer Them To Others
As He Would
Henry B. Eyring

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